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Tue 09

Whimsical Flower

I was so excited to see how many stamps Dave created for this new release.  I'm a stamper at heart, so I've had a ball designing cards.

For today's card, I decided to work with the Whimsical Flower.  I knew immediately what technique I wanted to try.  My friend, Carla, taught me this trick.  I hope you enjoy!

Whimsical Flowerblog

Instructions:

  • Cover piece of white paper with Be Creative Tape (SookWang).  Trim around tape.  Remove protective covering from tape and cover entire piece with Glitter Ritz clear glitter. Place protective cover back over the glitter and rub to make sure the glitter adheres.  Remove the protective cover then rub with fingertip.
  • Ink up Whimsical Flower stamp with Archival Black ink and stamp on top of glitter piece and allow to dry.
  • Using a water pen, brush the tip against a yellow watercolor pencil then use water pen to color the center of the flower out toward the end of the petal.  Do this for all petals.  Clean brush on a paper towel.  Now, brush the tip of awater pen against fuchsia watercolor pencil and color flowers from the edge of the petal to the center of the flower.  The two colors should blend together.
  • Use the green watercolor pencil direct to the stem to color.  Can moisten the tip with a bit of water to help.  
  • Adhere the stamped image to a piece of Licorice paper and set aside.
  • Attach flower print paper from the Pixie 6 X 6 paper pack to the top part of larger piece of Licorice paper and adhere the Currant Distress Dots paper to the lower portion.  Cover the seam with a piece of Sage paper.  Attach this piece to front of Parchment Note Card.
  • Cut a small piece of Sage paper with the new Fleur de lis die and attach to the top left of the stamped image.  Then, use foam tape to add this piece to the front of your card.

I'm not sure if you can see the sparkle from the glitter, but its really beautiful.

Remember....we'll be blogging twice a day this week showing you our designs using the new stamps from Memory Box!  Be sure to leave us comments for each post to have a chance to win one of the new stamps!

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Comments

Great card, so versatile. I love the whimsical flower.

I have used a technique before where the glitter is applied over the stamped image but I had never seen the glitter stamped on !

Love that sparkle! Beautiful card. I'll have to give this a try. Pretty Whimsical Flower stamp too!

Simple and pretty card with
the flower in the middle.
Carla from Utah

Beautiful card - love the whimsical nature of the flower !

Beautiful card--love the sparkle. Stamping on glitter is new to me. Thanks.

Those are really good tips-thanks!

Love it!

Gorgeous card. Great technique!

Oh, I have done this with copics but not with water colors! Cool! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful card and technique!

Cute flower and I must try this glitter technique.

Thanks for the glittery inspiration!

I really like the whimsical flower stamp and I like cards with sparkle! Thanks for the info on using a water pen and watercolor pencil....great idea!

Nice coloring of your flower. And how super nice of you to share directions for making this card! The flower print paper is especially pretty. Thank you.

LOVE that new whimsical stamp! For fresh and perfect for SPring!

I had no idea you could stamp on top of glitter. The flower stamp is really cute.

Pretty card! Looking forward to the new stamps.

Thanks for the great technique! Very cute. I love glitter and I do a variation of it by using Peel-Off stickers on the glitter and colouring with markers and blending with a waterbrush.

Love to learn new techniques! Thank you

what a beautiful card, love how you colored the flower and of course all the shiney glitter

Love that whimsical stamp! So fresh and perfect for Spring!

The clear glitter really makes that delightful bloom pop!!

I really like this card. I can't wait to see the new stamp and try this technique! Thanks for sharing.

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing the technique!

I attended this class at "A Small Cleverness" in Orange Park, Fl on 4/20. This card was one that Linda had us make. It is beautiful! She is very knowledgable
about the "Memory Box" products and very helpfull and pleasant in teaching the classes.
Thanks Linda
Faye B.

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